Islamophobia among Muslims in Indonesia

Sukabdi, Zora Arfina, Sila, Muhammad Adin, Purnama, Candra Yudistira, Nuqul, Fathul Lubabin, Wicaksana, Seta Ariawuri, Wibisono, Ali Abdullah and Arief, Yanwar (2023) Islamophobia among Muslims in Indonesia. Cogent Social Sciences, 9 (1). pp. 1-29. ISSN 23311886

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Islamophobia has its long historical roots. Nonetheless, religiously motivated terrorism and the use of the name “Islam” by terrorist organizations such as the Islamic State (IS) may have amplified Islamophobia. Islamophobia has caused violence against Muslims in several stages and contexts. This study was held to investigate whether Islamophobia could also happen among Muslims in the largest Muslim population, Indonesia, as the majority Muslims avoid being associated with Islamist terrorists. Using quantitative method of analysis, the study formulated the Islamophobia Scale (IMOS) and involved 509 participants. The findings show that 92% of Muslims in Indonesia do not demonstrate any sign of Islamophobia. Nonetheless, 7.67% shows prejudice, fear, and rejection toward certain Islamic symbols, religious traditions, and Muslims with distinguished appearance which may be associated with terrorists’ outfits.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Islamophobia; Indonesia; prejudice; stigmatiation; hatred; fear; discrimination
Subjects: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170104 Forensic Psychology
17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Psychology
Depositing User: Dr Fathul Lubabin Nuqul
Date Deposited: 17 May 2023 08:31


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